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Thursday 14 October, 2021

National World PLC

National World ups JPI's digital transformation

RNS Number : 1142P
National World PLC
14 October 2021


National World plc


("National World" or "the Company")



National World steps-up JPI's digital transformation



National World, (LSE: NWOR) has agreed on the terms of a far-reaching IT overhaul which will see JPIMedia's entire IT infrastructure and content creation operations moved to Google Cloud. Over time, the programme aims to place enhanced tools in the hands of journalists, reduce costs and enable maximum operational efficiency for reporters in the field and reduce the company's carbon footprint.


As part of the new contract, CTS will lead a High Velocity Migration on to Google Cloud, and subsequently work on an accelerated programme with JPIMedia over the coming years.


National World's strategy involves consolidation and change by combining acquired digital technology innovation and traditional print assets in a new industry model designed to grow revenue by aggregation of audiences and maximising efficiencies.


CTS works with its strategic partners to provide innovative funding models, helping clients overcome the initial investment hurdle which can often be cost prohibitive to organisations starting their migration.


CTS and Google Cloud will migrate all existing on-premises workloads into the cloud, followed by a second phase where an ongoing series of modernisation projects will help optimise the environment and applications.


The savings made through the programme will help the company grow its digital content across its portfolio and provide improved subscription models to customers seeking hyper-local news in their areas through the use of enhanced digital technology infrastructure and innovation.


David Montgomery, Executive Chairman, National World, said:  

"We're excited about the new partnership with CTS and Google Cloud that will help us modernise our digital capabilities and achieve our ambitious strategic goals.


"Since inception, National World has been forging partnerships with technology businesses in order to match content to audiences, optimising sales and subscription revenue."


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National World plc

David Montgomery

Vijay Vaghela


+44 (0)20 7583 8304

Montfort Communications

Olly Scott


+44 (0)78 1234 5205



About JPIMedia

JPIMedia, now owned by National World Plc, is one of the largest national, regional and local multimedia organisations in the UK. We provide news and information services to our communities through our portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites. Our titles span the UK, Scotland, North East, West Yorkshire, North West, South Yorkshire, South, Midlands and Northern Ireland - delivering trusted coverage of  news, sport, events and information.



About CTS

CTS is one of the largest dedicated Google Cloud partners in Europe. A cloud-native leader in the ecosystem since 2008, they spark, enable and empower modernisation for their clients.


They offer unique full-stack Google Cloud solutions in both GCP and Workspace. Their services help businesses deliver innovation via a seamless migration to the cloud and subsequent modernisation, enabling them to become truly data-driven by leveraging the power of big data and machine learning, and empowering work transformation by fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration.


The company employs more than 200 people in offices in Manchester, London, Edinburgh and Utrecht, as well as across its globally distributed workforce. Key sectors for the business include retail, financial services, public sector, and manufacturing.


Clients include Travis Perkins, Cabinet Office, VidaXL and South East Water.


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